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Accra’s urban farmers need support

Ruth Taylor, a domestic worker in Ghana’s capital, grows maize, cassava, green peppers and bananas on the piece of land behind her house. With the help of one hoe she, like a growing number of Accra’s residents, uses the little space, which measures about 4m x 4m, within her rented property to grow this produce … Continued

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Governing cities in Africa

Review: ‘Politics and Policies. Governing cities in Africa.’

Approaches to the study of cities in post-colonial Africa have evolved over the years, reflecting global trends in development thinking in which the state’s role has changed from an interventionist planner to an enabling manager of development. Since the 1990s, the failure of many African states to manage rapid urbanization has resulted, crudely put, in … Continued

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